Five Reasons Why We Homestead

A few weeks back I wrote a post about things to consider BEFORE homesteading, which you can read here. That post in many ways was cautionary, considering aspects of homesteading that may not be right for everyone. This post is a whole different perspective, and will explore the very best side of homesteading, and capture…

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What is a Modern Homestead? | Old Ways, New Technology

What makes a modern homestead different than a traditional one? Today I want to answer this question for all those who may be wondering. I wouldn't have even known what this was a year ago. It's all been this crazy, unexpected adventure for us, but we wouldn't change it for the world. Old Ways, New…

How to Make Money on a Homestead | 15 Creative Ways Without Using Animal Products

Hi Friends! Are you looking for a creative strategy or two to bring in some extra income on your homestead? I see a lot of great ideas online, but many of them involve selling meat, dairy, or animals. Those strategies may work for you; however, with the Sunshine Farm being primarily a plant-based homestead, with…

How We Bought a Farm in Our Early Twenties

Hi Friends! Today I want to share with you the story of how Chris and I were able to buy our little farm in our early twenties. People are often surprised that we live here and own this property. One time someone came over and asked where my parents were. Another time someone came by…

Did we Meet our 2018 Goals? | A Reflection on the Past Year

The New Year is always an interesting time. You have people who LOVED the past year, and you also have people just itching for it to be over with. Chris and I are kind of just in the middle, we don't tend to think of time as being confined by years, and mostly take things…

Starting a Back to Eden Garden | A No Till Organic Gardening Method

Good morning friends! Yesterday Chris and I spent most of the day working outside, even though it was windy and in the 30s. We were working on getting a pile of wood chips off of our driveway and into the garden. Well, this morning I woke up to snow falling and a fresh layer of…